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Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office Expands Program That Helps To Avoid Jail Time

Posted on Aug 2, 2010 in Courts, Drugs, Local Issues, NOPD

The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office has been running a program since October 2009 that allows individuals convicted of non-violent crimes to avoid incarceration. The New Orleans Day Reporting Center involves 2 levels of primary participation that include daily treatment, drug and alcohol testing, community service, and requirements of maintaining an active job search or enrolling in school. The initial success of the program which has just seen its 4th group of participants graduate has led to the expansion of the program’s services to include Jefferson Parish this month. Candidates for the New Orleans Day Reporting Center receive recommendations from the Department of Public Safety’s Division of Probation and Parole. If you have been arrested for or convicted of a non-violent crime such as a drug possession charge, you may be eligible for participation in this program which would allow you to avoid the very serious prospect of incarceration. Call Bloom Legal at (504) 599-9997 for a consultation to discuss your options in this situation.

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